Mike Hajoway

Background

Arnold Schwarzenegger has always been an inspiration and role model for me, especially in weight training. I constantly watch Pumping Iron and his other movies for inspiration to motivate and push myself to train harder. The first time I saw Arnold I was in awe and wanted to be just like him.

I have lived in Akron, Ohio my entire life and have been seriously training for about a year now. When I first started training, I basically read and learned about everything that I could get my hands on. My father was the first person to introduce me to weight lifting.

I have come a long way in my training; only a year and a half ago I weighed a little over 285 lbs. I decided that I wanted to lose the weight, and the lowest weight I have been since was in summer 2003, when I weighed 185. Currently I am in the middle of a bulking cycle where I would like to reach about 200-205 without gaining too much fat.

Other bodybuilders that have influenced me are Lou Ferrigno, Franco Columbu, and Dave Draper. My favorite supplement is whey protein because, even though it is one of the most basic supplements, it is extremely crucial to muscle growth.Click On The Thumbnails To Enlarge The Pictures!

Articles

  • Building Better Biceps!

    Building bigger guns is a goal for almost every single bodybuilder out there except for the very few genetic freaks out there that were born with 20 inch arms. Learn the secrets!

  • Glutamine: A Secret To Gaining Muscle!

    Glutamine can help prevent muscle catabolism, promote muscle anabolism, enhances the immune system, and enhances glycogen storage. Learn how it can help you!

  • Alpha Lipoic Acid: A True Anti-Oxidant!

    Supplementing with alpha lipoic acid can result in measurable gains in both strength and muscularity. Therefore, alpha lipoic acid could be very beneficial in your quest for muscle growth.

  • A Streamline Waist!

    You rarely find anyone gracing the pages of any magazine without a solid six pack. Find out how to get model like abs!

  • CLA: Conjugated Linoleic Acid Research

    A deficiency of CLA in the diet may be a major factor in causing Americans to gain so many fat pounds. CLA is a potent antioxidant.

  • All About Calf Training!

    Building impressive calves is a goal for many bodybuilders but to acquire them one must pay the price and calves require two things: pain and discipline. Learn how to get Dave Draper like calves!

  • Not All Cardio Is Created Equal!

    Performing cardio at a fat burning rate is much more beneficial to your body both physically and mentally. Everyone should do cardiovascular training because it is great for your health and, most of all, builds character.

  • All About Recuperation!

    If you do not recuperate you will not build optimum muscle. Recuperation is much more important and complex than most bodybuilders acknowledge.

  • A Good Workout Partner: A Key To Muscle Gain!

    A good workout partner can separate a man from a champion and an ordinary lift from a personal best. To maximize gains one must fine a partner that has similar goals, attitudes, and a discipline that is congruent to his or her own...

  • College Training: What You Need To Know!

    In this article, I plan to cover many aspects of college training that a college student encounters and give some advice.

  • The Importance Of BCAAs!

    Today, an athlete can research online and discover a multitude of information on different types of nutritional supplements, but there are still basic supplements that are the most important and revered, such as protein, creatine, and a multi-vitamin.

  • Are You Stuck In A Rut?

    In this article, I plan to discuss different aspects of training your body to help you break through that plateau. Gaining muscle is not only achieved by training hard but also by training smart.

  • The Lowdown On EFA's!

    Personally when I first heard that there were types of fats that actually helped your body and helped you lose weight, I did not believe it. After doing a pretty good amount of reading and some research, I found out that the myth was true.

  • Tri'd & True: Your Journey To Dubs...

    To create a symmetrical and champion like set of guns, one must train his or her triceps to their utmost potential. In the following article, I will present an array of tricep developing exercises that will help your tricep training variation.